Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2011

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  • Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010
Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43
Summary
The bill: requires civil litigants to file a genuine steps statement before legal proceedings are instituted in the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court; sets out the powers of court in relation to the genuine steps requirements and awarding costs; and provides that certain categories of legal proceedings are excluded proceedings.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30 Sep 2010
Second reading moved 30 Sep 2010
Referred to Main Committee 19 Oct 2010
Second reading debate 20 Oct 2010
Second reading agreed to 20 Oct 2010
Reported from Main Committee 20 Oct 2010
Third reading agreed to 20 Oct 2010
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25 Oct 2010
Second reading moved 25 Oct 2010
Second reading debate 23 Mar 2011
Second reading agreed to 23 Mar 2011
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
23 Mar 2011
Third reading agreed to 23 Mar 2011
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
24 Mar 2011
Text of bill as passed both Houses 24 Mar 2011
Assent
  • Act no.: 17
  • Year: 2011
12 Apr 2011

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest

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Notes

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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